Partially due to this glowing praise, it was with baited breath that I took hold of this book. However, after the first few chapters, that interest began to fade. Interestingly, elements of Laslett's own world bleed into the book throughout; few pages seem to go by without Laslett mentioning communism, a subject that would undoubtedly receive less mention were the then-world not becoming more and more red by the day.
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Born Thomas Peter Ruffell Laslett and educated at the Watford Grammar . One product of this desire to reach a wider audience was his pathbreaking and highly-popular book The World We Have Lost: England.
Born Thomas Peter Ruffell Laslett and educated at the Watford Grammar School for Boys, Peter Laslett studied history at St John's College, Cambridge in 1935 and graduated with a double first in 1938. Laslett combined such academic activity with a lifelong concern to engage a wider audience.
Bastardy and its Comparative History (1980).
Household and Family in Past Time (e. 1972). Family Life and Illicit Love in Earlier Generations (1977). Statistical Studies in Historical Social Structure (1979). Bastardy and its Comparative History (1980). The World We Have Lost: Further Explored (London, 1983; New York, 1984). Family Forms in Historic Europe (1983). A Fresh Map of Life (1989).
From 1966 to 1983, Peter Laslett, who has died aged 85, was reader in politics and the history of social structure at Cambridge University. He was also, with Michael Young, one of the instigators of the Open University in the 1960s, and of the University of the Third Age in the 1970s. In 1964 he was co-founder - and director - of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. Laslett acquired a worldwide reputation, but his university never awarded him a professorship.
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